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how much should i pump??

if i am going to go out and have a babysitter for about 5-8 hours, & i do not formula feed, how much should i pump for her to be fed enough????im new to this... thx!

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MomNbabyGirl009

Asked by MomNbabyGirl009 at 7:26 PM on Mar. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • How old is baby? How often does baby feed? I would say 8-12 oz would normally be enough but it would help to know how old. Does baby take a bottle?
    ColleenF30

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 7:31 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • oh shes 2 1/2 weeks yes she takes a bottle she eats about every ....3 hrs or so
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 7:32 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • I would say for 5 hours 10 -12 oz, and for 8 hours about 16 oz. Maybe 20 just to be safe. My dd was always unpredictable to what she would take in a bottle. Normally we would offer 2 oz at a time.
    ColleenF30

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 8:11 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • I would say pump as much as you can get and freeze it. It will last up to 6 months frozen and then you know you will have enough for your outing and maybe some extra for another trip out. I'd keep it in 2 oz. bags so a little can be offered at a time. Its never a bad thing to have extra frozen milk on hand!
    chillemi78

    Answer by chillemi78 at 10:38 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

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